What’s Your Burden?

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.”(Psalm 19:14 NASB)

Carrying another’s cross

Some things are crystal clear. For instance, “See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15 NASB) Some things become clear. “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit;” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 NASB)

The cross is a pretty big deal in Christianity. If we are to follow Jesus we are to carry our own cross. (Mark 8:34) Our very life is subject to the cross. It is the death of self as we seek “that which is good for one another and for all people.” And whatever our circumstance happens to be it is  “God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

When our cross seems too heavy to carry we remember Jesus words, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NASB) God’s will for our life in Christ Jesus is not meant to be carried alone. When we come to Jesus we find what is needed to carry on. The time comes when our desire is to help others who are heavy burdened.  Even Jesus, suffering under God’s will for His life, needed help with His cross.
“As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.” (Matthew 27:32 NASB)

A kind word and a prayer shared is sometimes all we have, and it may be all that is needed. God bless you abundantly.

 

 

 

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.”(Psalm 19:14 NASB)